Serial: 37714 / 869
China Cargo Airlines is a cargo airline based in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. It is China's first all-cargo airline operating dedicated freight services using China Eastern Airlines route structure. Its main base is Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, with a hub at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
The first 777 Freighter, destined for Air France, beginning a test flightThe 777 Freighter (777F) is an all-cargo version of the twinjet. It amalgamates features from the -200LR and the -300ER, using the former's airframe and engines, combined with the latter's fuel capacity. With a maximum payload of 226,000 lb (103,000 kg), cargo capacity is similar to the 243,000 lb (110,000 kg) of the 747-200F. The freighter has a range of 4,885 nautical miles (9,047 km) at maximum payload, although greater range is possible if less cargo weight is carried. As the aircraft promises improved operating economics compared to existing freighters, airlines have targeted the 777F as a replacement for older freighters including the 747-200F and MD-11F.
The first 777F was delivered to Air France on February 19, 2009. As of April 2010, 22 freighters had been delivered to seven different customers, with 51 unfilled orders.